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    CV Prof. Dr. A. Rosenhahn

    Axel Rosenhahn

    Analytical Chemistry – Biointerfaces

    Ruhr-University Bochum

    NC 4/27, 44780 Bochum

    Axel Rosenhahn is Professor for Analytical Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Bonn in 2000. After a postdoc in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the Advanced Light Source, he joined 2002 Heidelberg University to obtain his venia legendi in Physical Chemistry in the area of Biointerfaces and coherent imaging. Between 2009 and 2012 he led a research group at the Institute of Functional Interfaces at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In 2012 he was appointed by the Ruhr-University Bochum as Professor for Analytical Chemistry with a focus on Biointerfaces. His work aims on understanding the interaction of microorganisms and cells with polymer materials and its implication for biofouling and biomedical research. Surface modification and polymer synthesis in conjunction with surface characterization is used to correlate surface properties with biological response for a knowledge driven development of new coating technologies. To gain a deeper insight into the structure and dynamics of surface colonization by microorganisms, microfluidic assays, 3D tracking techniques, and X-ray nanoanalysis are developed and applied in his group.

    3 Keywords:  Polymer coatings, Biofilms, Surface analytics


    1992-1997 Study of Chemistry (Diploma) at the University of Bonn
    1997-2000 PhD with Prof. K. Wandelt, Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Bonn
    2001-2002 Postdoc with Prof. C.S. Fadley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and ALS, Berkeley, USA
    2002-2010 Habilitation with Prof. M. Grunze, Applied Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
    2009-2012 Group leader Biointerfaces&Holography at the Institute of Functional Interfaces, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    since 2012 Professor for Analytical Chemistry – Biointerfaces at the Ruhr-University Bochum


    Awards and service for the community

    Scientific advisory committee ESRF (2022-2024)

    Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (2019)

    Member of the Permanent International Committee for Research on the Preservation of Materials in the Marine Environment (COIPM, 2012-ongoing)

    Liebig-stipend of the FCI (2004-2007)

    Eliteförderprogramm of the LBW (2004-2007)

    Feodor-Lynen Postdocstipend of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2001-2002)

    PhD stipend of the FCI (1998-1999)



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    ORCID: 0000-0001-9393-7190